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Dead Man's Song (Pine Deep Trilogy #2)

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3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

A must read for horror fans

Pine Deep, Pennsylvania is known as the most haunted place in the United States. Every October, tourists flock to the small town enabling the local business to make enough money to live off of during the winter months. When a car breaks down with three Philadelphia mo...
Pine Deep, Pennsylvania is known as the most haunted place in the United States. Every October, tourists flock to the small town enabling the local business to make enough money to live off of during the winter months. When a car breaks down with three Philadelphia mobsters inside including psychopath Karl Ruger on Guthrie land, thy terrorized the family and killed- the patriarch before Ruger went down.--------------- When Ruger awakens in the hospital, he tries to kill Crow who thought he killed him. The police put him down. One of the other criminals is dead and the third missing and seen around town although he should be dead with all the bullets in him. The missing criminal been turned by the evil thing that lurks beneath the swamp in Dark Hollow. Some believe it is a monster that died thirty years ago. Ruger somehow left the morgue with his intelligence intact, but has stepped beyond the living. Other townsfolk are secretly being turned so the Red Wave can hit on Halloween Eve. Crow knows something evil blankets Pine Deep and he must stop it but first he must save his lover who has been targeted by Ruger. ------------------------ With only one fiction novel to his credit, Jonathan Maberry shows the skills of a top horror writer. DEAD MAN┬┐S SONG keeps the audience wondering whether supernatural killers are at work or human predators as the strong cast insures readers will not know until the climax. Keep the lights on afterward because this one leaves you with the shivers.------------ Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on December 9, 2008

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Sorta recommended

The author subverts himself with hackneyed exposition of essentially a hackneyed undead superevil presence threatening small town with potentially cosmicly disruptive evil.

But...it clicks enough to work on a plot and character level--you care enough to keep turning ...
The author subverts himself with hackneyed exposition of essentially a hackneyed undead superevil presence threatening small town with potentially cosmicly disruptive evil.

But...it clicks enough to work on a plot and character level--you care enough to keep turning the pages to see what happens and how the Evil One is averted and the bad guys doing his bidding are foiled.

posted by Sparky_the_Wonder_Dog on December 14, 2011

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    A must read for horror fans

    Pine Deep, Pennsylvania is known as the most haunted place in the United States. Every October, tourists flock to the small town enabling the local business to make enough money to live off of during the winter months. When a car breaks down with three Philadelphia mobsters inside including psychopath Karl Ruger on Guthrie land, thy terrorized the family and killed- the patriarch before Ruger went down.--------------- When Ruger awakens in the hospital, he tries to kill Crow who thought he killed him. The police put him down. One of the other criminals is dead and the third missing and seen around town although he should be dead with all the bullets in him. The missing criminal been turned by the evil thing that lurks beneath the swamp in Dark Hollow. Some believe it is a monster that died thirty years ago. Ruger somehow left the morgue with his intelligence intact, but has stepped beyond the living. Other townsfolk are secretly being turned so the Red Wave can hit on Halloween Eve. Crow knows something evil blankets Pine Deep and he must stop it but first he must save his lover who has been targeted by Ruger. ------------------------ With only one fiction novel to his credit, Jonathan Maberry shows the skills of a top horror writer. DEAD MAN¿S SONG keeps the audience wondering whether supernatural killers are at work or human predators as the strong cast insures readers will not know until the climax. Keep the lights on afterward because this one leaves you with the shivers.------------ Harriet Klausner

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2007

    Must Read for Horror Fans!

    On the heels of winning the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel for Ghost Road Blues, the first in the 'Pine Deep Trilogy,' author Jonathan Maberry brings us his second novel, Dead Man's Song. Taking off right where the first book left off, Dead Man's Song further twists the sinuous plot involving an evil that terrorized Pine Deep, the 'most haunted town in America' more than 30 years ago. Not to give too much of the plot away (and many readers of this review should read Ghost Road Blues FIRST), Maberry's second book brings the heroic denizens of Pine Deep together--with a little help from a blues-guitar-strumming ghost--against the forces of darkness threatening to bring about the 'Red Wave.' Ghouls, werewolves, and vampires abound, as well as human monsters...but none like you've seen before. Tightly written and epic in scale...Maberry's Pine Deep books are a MUST READ for all horror fans!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 30, 2014

    Loved it

    Can't wait to read #3

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

    Great continuence

    Definitely great. A bit faster read than the first in the trilogy.

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  • Posted September 14, 2012

    Must read!

    Wonderful book, loved it! Would recommend to anyone!

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  • Posted July 31, 2011

    Move over Stephen King

    If your a fan of horror its a must read.Get all three I hop the authos returns to Pine Deep some day soon.

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